When you are moving house or offices, there is often very little control about when it is arranged for. If, for you, this falls in the winter months, then you should get ready to move with a slight chill in the air! Lately in the UK our winters have been slightly harsher, which is why we’re here to give you some tips on moving house and offices in the winter. The cold weather won’t pose any problems for you if you take these precautions!
Tip #1 – Ensure your utilities are functional
There would be nothing worse than moving into your new space and discovering that your heating or hot water wasn’t working. Before you move into your new property, ensure that everything is functional. This will avoid a disaster like this, and make sure that you will be able to have a warm evening in your home or office.
Tip #2 – Pack a winter essentials box
Unpacking all of your belongings at once is very unrealistic – you should give yourself a couple of weeks before everything is in its rightful place. If you are moving during the winter, you could pack a winter essentials box, including blankets, warm jumpers, and a portable heater. This will mean that even if you haven’t unpacked, you know where your warm items are, making you more comfortable.
Tip #3 – Keep track of the weather for moving day
Although weather in the UK is rarely bad enough that your move would have to be postponed, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the forecast. This will ensure that you are prepared for what’s coming. For example, if you know it’s due to rain, this should encourage you to keep the umbrellas somewhere you know they are accessible.
Tip #4 – Prepare your belongings for the cold
During a house move or an office move, items are often waiting outside for a certain amount of time. This could be to arrange the van in the best way, but you should ensure that your furniture is prepared for it. If your wooden furniture is outside for too long in the cold, for example, and then brought into the warm, it could be damaged.
Tip #5 – Make arrangements for your kids and pets
We all know that moving day can be quite stressful. If you are moving house with a family, this process could be even more daunting. Making arrangements for your kids and/or pets to be somewhere else during the move could decrease your stress. Kids get bored easily, and with the added discomfort of the cold, they could be a hinderance to the process!
Tip #6 – Dress appropriately
On moving day there is a high likelihood you will be walking back and forth from the van to your new property often. As it will be cold and possibly raining, it’s important to dress for the occasion! This could include a big coat and gloves so that moving boxes doesn’t become painful for your cold hands.
Our final tip to decrease your stress when moving during the winter, is to work with the professionals. This could be to benefit from a packing service, varying sizes of moving vehicles, and storage space for your overflow items. Here at Mitchells Moving Company, we are experienced in removals, offering excellent services to our customers. To get in touch with us and book your upcoming move, call us on 0800 023 4610 or email email@example.com.